The film is set to be released on DVD and digitally on the 21st September.
Compared with the likes of Harry Potter and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, this new film starring Eddie Marsan (BIFA winner for Vera Drake and Happy-Go-Lucky) and newcomer Tinatin Dalakishvili in the lead role, is set in a magical world. It is a Russian production, previously titled Abigail and directed by Aleksandr Boguslavskiy.
In another world, not unlike our own, a young woman named Abigail lives in a city whose borders were closed many years ago because of a mysterious disease. Her beloved academic father was one of the sick and, like many, mysteriously taken away when she was six years old. Now grown, Abigail is determined to find her father and discover the real secrets lurking beneath the surface of her world.
When she unexpectedly encounters citizens playing with spells, she discovers her city is filled with forbidden sorcery, and she herself possesses extraordinary magical powers. Abigail takes us on an exciting magical adventure, rising against the forces in command, and shows how being brave and following your heart can show anything is possible, if you just believe it.
Magical Adventures in The Forbidden City will be released on DVD and digitally on the 21st September.